Sunday, April 15, 2007

Potvin Will Not Be Green Party Candidate

Whooee! Well friends an' foes, as if we didn't need any further proof of Lizzie May's leadership, here's the latest --

Transmitted by CNW Group on : April 15, 2007 12:25

Green Party says Potvin will not be its candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway

OTTAWA, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Green Party of Canada has announced that Kevin Potvin will not be its candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway following the revelation that he wrote a magazine article expressing approval for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

"Non-violence is one of the Green Party's fundamental principles," said party leader Elizabeth May. "Our members declare their commitment to strive for a culture of peace and cooperation between states and between people.

"I spoke with Kevin and realize this has been difficult for him. He is a community leader, a father and an engaged citizen. He plays a very helpful role in his community.

"However, his views are antithetical to Green Party values. We have irreconcilable differences. I will not sign his nomination papers and he will not be a Green Party candidate."

Lizzie May's a classy gal. She took decisive action an' disavowed the Greenies from this quick and without any unneeded nastiness or character assassination.


1 comment:

Rosie said...

I am glad for this decision. I hope that they can keep it civil and the anti-american rhetoric to a minimum. It just detracts from the message we are trying to convey.